BRAINTREE, MA and BREWSTER, MA…
In what’s become its own holiday tradition, Boston Pack and Ship, a small load shipping specialist, donated 300 boxes, tape and other packing supplies to Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops for its annual Christmas Care Packages drive.
Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops is a non-profit organization started in 2005 by then 12-year-old Dylan DeSilva of Brewster, Mass. Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops sends care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on a weekly basis. For the holidays, Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops holds a special Christmas Care Package drive. This year’s goal is to send 1000 care packages to U.S. soldiers overseas.
“We’ve been involved with Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops for a few years now. It’s one of those causes where it’s never a question of whether or not we can help, but how much,” said Joe Fell, co-owner of Boston Pack and Ship.
In addition to Boston Pack and Ship’s donation, the small load shipping specialist recruited its vendor, Collin Box & Supply, of Easton, Mass., to sell the remainder of the boxes needed by Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops, 800, at cost.
“We receive a number of these requests, almost on a weekly basis, and it’s an easy one to say yes to,” said Paul Murphy of Collin Box & Supply. “My daughter is with the Air Force and will soon be deployed overseas. I’m grateful for the efforts of groups like Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops for their support of the men and women overseas serving our country.”
Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops will host a packing party for the Christmas Care Packages on November 21 and 22 at the Trowbridge Tavern, 100 Trowbridge Road in Bourne. People interested in volunteering to wrap, can call (508) 896-6424 or (774) 216-9052 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops regularly sends care packages to U.S. Troops overseas and accepts donations year round. Those interested contributing to the care packages can find a list of items and drop-off locations on www.capecod4thetroops.com. Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops also accepts monetary contributions to help with the cost of supplies and postage. Checks can be sent to: Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, 1831 Long Pond Rd. Brewster, MA 02631.
“We’d like to thank Boston Pack and Ship, Collin Box & Supply and all our other sponsors and contributors for their generosity,” said DeSilva, now 16. “One thousand care packages is a mighty ambitious goal, but with the help of all our volunteers and contributors, we can and will accomplish this mission.”
For more information on Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops, please visit www.capecod4troops.com. For more information on the breadth of Boston Pack and Ship’s services, you can visit the company Web site at www.bostonpackandship.com. For a free quote on an out-of-state or international move or shipment, please call (800) 400-7204.
Small load specialists
Boston Pack and Ship, a small load specialist, has been a trusted strategic partner of many movers in eastern Massachusetts for more than two decades. Based in Braintree, Massachusetts, Boston Pack and Ship employs custom crates and packaging and foam-in-place solutions to pack and ship everything from artwork to heirlooms, computers to antiques to both out-of-state and international destinations. Known for its fast and efficient customer service, one call is usually all it takes to schedule a pickup for a door-to-door or door-to-port shipment. For more information, visit www.bostonpackandship.com or call (800) 400-7204 for a free quote.